First Aid for Knife Attacks Level 2 (VTQ)
About the Course
Knives are one of the most dangerous weapons used in a violent crime. What are the statistics in the UK on knife crime?
According to The Crime Survey for England and Wales, in 2017, there were 6,773 knife crime incidents. This is an increase from 5,949 incidents in 2016. This represents a rate of 2.7 per 1,000 population, which is higher than the overall violent crime rate (1.9). knife crime In the UK alone, there have been hundreds of knife attacks in recent years, and many of them have resulted in serious injuries and deaths. That's why we created First Aid for Knife Attacks - a short on-demand video course tailored to teach everyday first aid skills specifically for treating knife injuries.
What does the course on First aid for Knife Attacks involve?
The course covers the following topics:
- Recognising when to seek medical help for a knife injury
- Administering first aid basics for dealing with a stabbing Victims of knife crime are usually stabbed in the torso, arm or leg. Injuries can be life-threatening if not treated immediately and correctly. The First Aid for Knife Attacks course provides you with the skills to deal with these types of injuries quickly and effectively.
Do we get taught haemostatic dressings? Yes, the First Aid for Knife Attacks course includes information on how to administer haemostatic dressings. These are effective in stopping bleeding quickly and preventing damage to tissues. What are the consequences of knife crime?
The consequences of knife crime can be serious and life-threatening. Victims of knife crime often suffer extensive injuries that require medical attention. In some cases, the victim may die due to their injury.
Tourniquets Training? Yes, the course includes information on how to use a tourniquet. These are often used in knife attacks to stop bleeding quickly and prevent serious injury or death.
Is the course suitable for everyone?
The First Aid for Knife Attacks course is designed for people who are likely to be in contact with someone injured by a knife. If you are not comfortable administering first aid, you should not take this course.
Do I book practical training? No, the First Aid for Knife Attacks course is an online course. However, if you need certification, then it is advisable to book a classroom course
You'll learn what to do to treat a knife injury and how to call for help when someone is stabbed or cut by accident. Our online videos are clear and concise so that you can absorb all this information at your own pace. And our student manual provides everything you need to know about first aid basics before you're ready to go further with this program!